Dr. Scott Morrison, superintendent of the Tri-Town School Union, was awarded the 2022 Dr. Patrick A. Schettini Jr. Memorial Award. (Courtesy Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth)

WAKEFIELD — The Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) is pleased to announce that Dr. Scott Morrison, Superintendent of the Tri-Town School Union, has received the 13th annual Dr. Patrick A. Schettini Jr. Memorial Award. 

The award was presented Thursday during a conference on establishing school threat assessment teams held at Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Lexington.

The Dr. Patrick A. Schettini Jr. Memorial Award, named after the late Reading Public Schools Superintendent, is awarded annually to an active school superintendent, police chief, or fire chief from a member MPY district for their commitment to the health and safety of students in their communities.

Dr. Schettini, in his many years as a teacher, administrator and superintendent, displayed leadership and compassion towards his students and worked tirelessly to improve education through his advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal level. Nominees for the award exemplify Dr. Schettini’s commitment to the health and safety of students, while dealing with the complexities of the 21st century.

Superintendent Morrison leads the Tri-Town School Union, which serves students in grades PreK-6 in the towns of Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield. Superintendent Morrison has spent more than 25 years in the field of public education as a teacher, principal, and Director of Curriculum and Technology, and now as Superintendent. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. He received his doctorate at Northeastern University, where he focused his research on Crisis Leadership.

Superintendent Morrison was nominated for the award by Holliston Fire Chief Michael R. Cassidy, who said Superintendent Morrison has taught workshops for MPY and used the lessons he learned while earning his doctorate degree to help other educational leaders throughout the entire region. 

“Dr. Morrison exemplifies the legacy of leadership, service and advocacy for which the Schettini Award was established,” Cassidy wrote in the nomination.

“Dr. Patrick Schettini was my colleague and my friend, so this award is very special to me. I could not be more pleased to witness Dr. Scott Morrison receiving this prestigious honor,” said Director Daniels. “Dr. Scott Morrison cares deeply about the health and safety of students, staff, and families across the Commonwealth, and generously shares his extensive knowledge about school safety at MPY conferences and trainings.”

About the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc.

Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides training, fosters collaboration, and develops programming to increase the health and safety of students. MPY is committed to bringing cutting-edge information and high-quality trainings to constituents and endeavors to provide solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing and ideally eliminating risky behaviors for youth.

Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth is governed by a Board of Directors made up of school superintendents, police and fire chiefs, and other community leaders who work closely with MPY staff to deliver this mission. To learn more, visit: https://massachusettspartnershipsforyouth.com/

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